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Europe is one of the continents with a mix of innovation and substantial talent to create an environment where startups can scale to become large companies with global impact. Right now, technology is every and transforming every industry. In fact, it has the power to create a large company in a short span.
In this case, investors play a prominent role in nurturing the startups’ scenario across the globe. Finding suitable and active investors can be a big task at times as you want to be sure they are a good match for your startup’s vision and can offer you what you need. To make your life easy we have listed down top 10 active seed investors in Europe according to Dealroom.
Index Ventures (Switzerland)
Index Ventures is a multi-stage international venture capital firm that backs the best and most ambitious entrepreneurs. They cover every investment stage, from the earliest seed through to explosive growth. It is based in London, San Francisco and Geneva.
HV Holtzbrinck Ventures (Germany)
HV Holtzbrinck Ventures is one of the largest and most experienced independent European early stage venture funds. Since 2002, the company has been investing in internet and technology companies. Notably, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures was founded in 2000 as the corporate venture arm of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.
With four offices, Northzone’s focus is on disruptive companies in attractive markets. Since its inception, the company has invested over 130 companies including Spotify, iZettle, Trustpilot, Avito, Klarna, and more.
Balderton Capital (London)
Balderton Capital is a Series A-focused European venture capital firm. The company have a track record of backing companies ranging from MySQL to Betfair, and The Hut Group to Yoox Net-a-Porter.
LocalGlobe is a UK-based venture capital firm that focuses on seed and impact investments.
Lakestar operates in early and growth-stage ventures by partnering with entrepreneurs worldwide, focusing on internet and technology companies. The company has invested in many of the companies that define today’s digital economy, including Facebook, Spotify and Skype, and more.
Creandum is a leading early-stage venture capital firm investing in innovative and fast-growing technology companies. The advisory team is based in Stockholm, Berlin and San Francisco. The Creandum funds have invested in over 70 companies including companies such as Spotify, Vivino, iZettle, Klarna, and much more.
Sofinnova Partners (France)
Sofinnova Partners is an independent venture capital firm that has backed nearly 500 companies at different stages of development. The firm brings together 12 highly experienced investment professionals from all over Europe, the US and China. With a global mindset, the firm has a sister organization in San Francisco, California.
Idinvest Partners (France)
Idinvest Partners is a pan-European private equity manager focused on the low and middle market segments. With €8bn under management, the firm successfully supports the growth of companies by financing them through its several complementary areas of business expertise: Venture & Growth Capital, Private Debt and Private Funds Group. It has invested in successful companies like include Criteo, Meetic, Vestiaire Collective, Talend, Demeco, Deezer, Sarenza, Secret Escapes, Arena, Peakon, Wefox and many more.
Point Nine Capital (Germany)
Point Nine Capital is a Berlin-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments related to SaaS and digital marketplaces. Founders, Pawel Chudzinski and Christoph Janz, have backed a number of highly successful Internet companies such as Delivery Hero, Clio, Shiftplanning, Vend, Typeform and Zendesk from their earliest stages.
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